#1
I'm currently playing through a B-52 AT 212 with an ESP LTD EC-1000, Jackson RR, and Rickenbacker 620. The guitars more or less cover the styles I play and the amp is very versatile, but I feel like it's time for a change. I'm deciding whether or not I'd like to get a new amp (Such as the Peavey 3120, or a used Marshall JCM) or get a new guitar (An ESP or Jackson of some sort, or possibly a Gibson SG or Flying V).

My Budget is going to be around $1000.
Its going to be a while before I have all the money together, seeing as I'm a high school student currently working a minimum wage job 2-3 times a week, if I'm lucky. But until I am to the point where I have that money, I'll take any and all suggestions with me to the local music stores and pawn shops and try anything I can.

So suggest away!

P.S.
I play Rock/Metal, Blues, and just mess around a little on the cleans.
As my one of my old guitar teachers used to say, "Metal really comes from classical music. The only difference is pinch harmonics, double bass, and lyrics about killing goats."
#2
I say get an amp.

with that budget and those styles look into a carvin V3 amps there really worth it if you buy one used, it has really nice british cleans and a bomb overdrive channel.


it wont quite get to 5150 levels but its a hair close.

also the mid gain on the amp is really great.
#3
Just a quick edit.
If I can get something for less then the $1000, I'd much rather do that.
As my one of my old guitar teachers used to say, "Metal really comes from classical music. The only difference is pinch harmonics, double bass, and lyrics about killing goats."
#4
amp


3120 is pretty good for a new amp at $999. B52 seems like a good deal too.


Here is some more stuff to consider used:

Peavey Classic 50 4x10 $500
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/msg/1066735964.html

Mesa Boogie Single Rec $889 (needs cab)
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/msg/1051551184.html

Laney AOR 100 head and Marshall cab $900 (yum)
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/msg/1035942418.html


..
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Mar 10, 2009,